On 22 May 2013, the Rafael del Pino Foundation hosted the Keynote Lecture "Europe's capacity to overcome the crisis under scrutiny", delivered by Juergen B. Donges, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cologne (Germany). Donges, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cologne (Germany).
Juergen B. Donges is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Director of the Institute for Economic Policy at the University of Cologne, Germany. Professor Donges was Vice-President of the Kiel Institute for World Economics and Chairman of the Commission for the Deregulation of the Economy, set up by the German Federal Government. From 1995 to 1997 he was a member of the German Federal Government Commission on Public Sector Reform and subsequently Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.
Juergen B. Donges is Scientific Advisor to several institutions, among them:
- IWH Institute for Economic Research, Halle/Saale;
- German Foreign Policy Society, Berlin;
- German Federal Office for Telecommunications, Bonn;
- Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.;
- Institute for Global Economics, Seoul;
- Instituto de Estudios Económicos, Madrid.
He is a trustee of several scientific and cultural foundations, including the Fundación ICO, Madrid, corresponding academician for Germany of the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras, Barcelona. - Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf and advisor to the Rafael del Pino Foundation.